DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Chapman family is going to Disney World this Fourth of July. They join millions of Texans flying to their destinations this holiday weekend.
“We’re going to take it to EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, all the parks,” Patrick Chapman said.
Friday will be the busiest day for air travel and they are hoping that their flights will not be cancelled
“We’re already mentally ready to line up and stuff like that,” Chapman said.
Over the past week, nearly 700 flights a day have been canceled in the United States, leaving travelers stranded and struggling to figure out how to get to their destinations.
Melody Fawcet-Leech said, “It’s so scary because you’ll have your whole plan and then they’re going to be scrapped.”
Many airlines are short-staffed due to the pandemic, which he warned could bring its own challenges.
Discounts and vouchers are offered to help.
Delta Airlines is offering discounts to anyone who wants to change their flight between now and July 4th. Southwest also offers free flight changes.
But flyers say they hope getting to the airport early will put them in a better position.
“That’s why we booked an early flight, hopefully we’ll be on the flight before all the delays start.”
Despite record high gas prices, some people decided to hit the road instead of flying this weekend.
AAA reports that 3.1 million Texans are expected to drive to their destinations this year.
North Texans preparing for a Fourth of July weekend road trip
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